Miami – Sep 30, 2008 – Norwegian Cruise Line (“NCL”) helps make family dreams come true tonight on ABC’s new primetime game show, “Opportunity Knocks,” which airs at 8 pm EST (7 pm CT). One California family of five will have the opportunity to win a seven-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera aboard one of NCL’s Freestyle Cruising ships, Norwegian Star, as part of the game shows “dream-of-a-lifetime” prize package.
In “Opportunity Knocks,” host and executive producer JD Roth knocks on a family’s front door in “Anywhere, America,” giving them the opportunity to have a family game night where they can win hundreds of thousands of dollars and amazing prizes that could change their lives. Each week, the mobile “Opportunity Knocks” team literally sets up shop on a family’s front lawn, where an audience made up of neighbors and friends cheers them on.
In tonight’s episode, the Laut family from Lakewood, California that includes parents Don and Rebecca, along with their three children: Aaron, 12; Cody, 10; and Megan, 8; are asked trivia questions based directly on their lives, each other and articles in and around their home. Highlights include mother Rebecca identifying which umpires she is known to heckle at Aaron’s Pony League games; Megan is asked if she can remember her brother’s slogan from his run for student body president; and Aaron tries to remember the score of a big televised football game that caused his father, Don, to run out into the street whooping and hollering – while wearing his pajamas. For that answer, legendary ABC sportscaster Keith Jackson provides some humorous play-by-play. If they prove they know their family inside and out – in front of all their friends and neighbors – they could win thousands of dollars and amazing prizes, including the NCL cruise to the Mexican Riviera. One of Rebecca Laut’s dreams is to take her family on a cruise, and she will have the opportunity to win the cruise tonight.
NCL will be featured on future episodes of the nationally-aired family game show.
Executive producers for “Opportunity Knocks” are Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Karey Burke, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson.
NCL Corporation Ltd. is the holding company for various subsidiary companies involved in owning and operating the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line.
NCL is building a new third generation Freestyle Cruising project known as F3, for delivery in 2010. NCL today has the youngest fleet in the industry, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea, and has recently added its latest new ship, the 2,400 passenger Norwegian Gem.